December 2017

Queenstown II

Queenstown II

On Saturday 25th November, I had a very late start and went to a nice cafe for delicious breakfast. I had enough of hostel life and beaded a break from dirty bathrooms and kitchens, shaky and squeaky bunk beds and inconsiderate backpackers! In the afternoon I hiked up the very steep hill to the gondola Continue reading Queenstown II

Queenstown I

Queenstown I

The next morning a lady approached my while I was walking along the lake: “Where did you get your zip trousers? You look like a well dressed traveller whereas I look like a homeless person. You look cute! My husband thinks it’s creepy that I just walk up to you and tell you, that’s why Continue reading Queenstown I

Stewart Island

Stewart Island

On Thursday 23rd November, I had porridge, yoghurt, and tea for breakfast but was simultaneously cutting capsicum (pepper) and carrot for a picnic lunch. An Argentinian girl watched me and sighed in relief when I finally put the vegetables in the fridge. She thought I was crazy and would have the vegetables with my porridge! Continue reading Stewart Island

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

The next day I had an early start again as the bus for the deep south was leaving at 8.15 am. I was very emotional because I had to leave new found friends behind and I wasn’t looking forward to having to make the effort to make new ones, plus the scenery was extremely beautiful. Continue reading Milford Sound

Learn to fly

Learn to fly

On Monday 20th November, I got up and ready very early in the morning.  Unfortunately I went to the kitchen for breakfast before 7 am and it was still locked. I decided to finish packing first, but it took me almost 30 attempts with my key card before I could get back into my room. Continue reading Learn to fly

Lovely lakes

Lovely lakes

The next morning I quizzed a French girl about Hawaii and almost missed the bus. After a foto stop at Fox Glacier we drove on to Lake Matheson. The Dutch girl and I did the walk at a speedy pace and then I needed a short black and a chocolate truffle at the cafe. We Continue reading Lovely lakes